The Riverhead Town Board approved a resolution Tuesday to petition the Business Improvement District Management Association to hire its current president, Ray Pickersgill, as executive director, for a salary of no more than $6,000 for 2104.
Supervisor Sean Walter said he proposed the resolution in light of how much time Mr. Pickersgill has put into revitalizing downtown during his four years at BID president, which is an unsalaried position. Mr. Pickersgill, who would have to give up his BIDMA seat, was uncertain whether he wants to keep that seat or take the executive director post. The BIDMA has indicated it supports hiring Mr. Pickersgill for the position. The BID has had a paid executive director in the past, but currently has no paid staff.
The board also voted to authorize legal action against a Manorville dog breeder it says is operating illegally in a residential zone as well as several other votes.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and News-Review reporter Tim Gannon live blogged the meeting. Click below to read the recap of the blog, and see the full agenda and resolution packet below that.